Friday, February 11, 2011

A Simple Torte

My second torte in as many weeks.  What can I say, I love them!  I found this recipe online (compliments of the Australian Woman's Weekly) and it was much simpler (and half the ingredients) than my version (posted last week for World Nutella Day).  So tonight I had to give it a try.  There was no occasion, no guests, just me, my roomie and the torte.  A perfect evening if you ask me!


  • 5 egg whites
  • 1¼ cups (275g) caster sugar
  • 1½ cups (150g) hazelnut meal 
  • 1 cup (320g) Nutella
  • 600ml thickened cream, whipped 
  • cocoa powder, for serving

What to do

Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Line two large baking trays with baking paper. Using a pencil, mark two 25cm x 12cm rectangles on each tray. Turn over the baking paper so that the pencil marks are facing down.

Beat egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beat until dissolved. Fold in hazelnut meal.

Spread one quarter of the mixture evenly over each outlined rectangle. Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for about 40 minutes or until crisp. Cool on trays.

Place the Nutella in a small bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds or until a soft, spreadable consistency. Spread three of the meringue rectangles evenly with the Nutella, reserving the remaining meringue rectangle for the top layer.

Place one of the Nutella-topped meringue rectangles on a serving plate. Spread with one third of the whipped cream. Continue layering with remaining Nutella-topped meringue rectangles and cream. Top with the remaining plain meringue rectangle. Serve dusted lightly with cocoa. 


  1. That looks just amazing :) simple as it is perfect :)

  2. I have been looking for a way to use up mountains of hazelnut meal I've got laying around (and not in a chocolate cake). Thanks this looks beautiful!

  3. Lovely recipe you have over there and your torte look just great for tea-time :)

  4. I've just found your lovely blog. You got one more follower.


  5. World Nutella day hey- that's something I could jump on board for! I do have to say I usually keep a secret jar of nutella in the cupboard that I eat with a spoon.